A couple of weeks ago, I read an article called "25 Best Mom Confessions of 2011". I expected the article to have some juicy confessions of the some of the "wrong" things mom's do when no one is looking. As all moms know, parenthood is one of the most highly judged jobs ever! Parents never do anything "right" according to everyone around them and people are usually not afraid to share their disapproval with you! (Think Britney Spears and Angelina Jolie who were both harshly judged after photos of their kids eating Cheetos were published!) Knowing that, I thought I might find some relief in reading the "secret" things other mom's do in order to make the day go by smoothly (or keep their sanity). Boy was I wrong. The "confessions" in the article were pretty lame. The comments other parents left saying what their confessions were even more disappointing!
|Angelina received A LOT of flack for this picture!|
For example, one of the moms shared her "embarrassing secret" that sometimes after her child's daily bath, she skips using lotion before dressing him or her! Oh my! Shocking! Most of the other "confessions" were just as mild! These moms are either A. Actually super moms who are WAY better than me or B. LYING. And I understand why they would lie! No one wants to be called a bad parent by others, but at the same time...pretending that you are a "perfect" parent can make other parents feel terrible!
So for all the moms, dads, or whoever reading this blog, I am going to try to be brave and post my actual "Mom Confessions" so that any parent out there who feels like they aren't perfect can see that I am not perfect either! Let the judgement (or your own relief!) begin! Hahaha!
-Some days, if we aren't going anywhere, we stay in our jammies all day!
-Konnor does not get a daily bath, at this age I don't think it's necessary for him!
-I read that children under 2 aren't supposed to watch TV or movies at all, but Konnor watches at least one movie a day (he's obsessed with them right now) and watches TV!
-Konnor has eaten Happy Meals for dinner.
-Konnor loves Cheetos (but hey, he also loves tomatoes and broccoli)!
-Sometimes I get so frustrated and literally do not know what to do (kids don't come with handbooks!)
-I've yelled at and lost my temper with Konnor plenty of times when he was being naughty (And I feel guilty about it later)!
|We always kiss and say "Sorry!" though! (Konnor's kissy face!)|
Hope this helped at least one parent feel a little relief!